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A 42-year-old member asked:

Can magnetic resonance imaging cause brain tumors?

3 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
No: Only adverse effect of MRI is heat deposition which is inconsequential provided patient has no metallic foreign bodies or pacemakers.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
No: As for now- there is no association between MRI and brain tumor. Mri is a good modality to diagnose brain tumor.
Dr. Martin Radvany
Radiology 31 years experience
Not that we know of: It is used for diagnosis of brain tumors.

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